RICHARD E. DEMPSEY, JR., LT, USN
Richard Dempsey, Jr. '82
Date of birth: August 13, 1959
Date of death: January 27, 1989
From the 1982 Lucky Bag:
From Desert News on January 29, 1989:
A Navy F-14 Tomcat crashed Friday in the Arizona desert, killing a military pilot and a flight officer on a training mission from San Diego to New Orleans, officials said.
The $35 million fighter jet went down at 3 p.m. about 6 miles west of Arizona City, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Bob Pritchard said. Both the pilot, Lt. Thomas L. Gibson, 27, of Atlanta and the jet's radar intercept officer, Lt. Richard E. Dempsey Jr., 29, of Clearwater, Fla., were killed in the crash, Pritchard said.
There is a single comment on the article above: "My Daddy…", posted by "ashleydempsey27 - Shelton, WA". He was survived by his wife and two children.